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Published April 19, 1995
MAGIC JOHNSON said he wants to play for the USA Olympic Basketball team during the '96 Games (L.A. TIMES, 4/19)....NBA Senior VP ROD THORN was named to head an 11-member panel to pick players and coaches for next year's U.S. Olympic men's basketball team (Mult., 4/19)....LARRY DONEN was named VP/Properties and Retail for Northwest Entertainment Group. He will be responsible for the overall development strategies and consumer products for the Canucks, Grizzlies, and GM Place (Grizzlies)....LES KRANTZ, the author of the "Jobs Rated Almanac," reports the three highest-paying professions (on average): 1) Pro basketball player -- $1.561M; 2) Pro baseball player -- $1.119M; 3) Pro football player --$655,055 ("Today," NBC, 4/19)....HUBERT DAVIS, ANTHONY BONNER, MONTY WILLIAMS and HERB WILLIAMS of the Knicks played four-on-four against Letterman audience members last night (The audience won, 108-107). NBC's MARV ALBERT also made an appearance, presenting an "Albert Achievement Awards Embarrassing Moment" to an audience member who was hit in the head ("Late Night," CBS, 4/18).